FMLA Basics

FMLA Basics

Basic Information About The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA entitles an eligible employee of a covered employer to take unpaid, job-protected leave, with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. When the employee returns to work from FMLA leave, the employer must restore the employee to the same job or a similar job with virtually identical pay, benefits, and other conditions of employment. 
 
Eligible employees may take up to 12 workweeks of  leave in a 12-month period for:  
  • childbirth and to care for and bond with the newborn within one year of the child's birth; 
  • adoption or foster care placement of a child and to care for and bond with the child within one year of the placement; 
  • to care for the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • the employee's own serious health condition that makes him or her unable to work; and
  • any "qualifying exigency" arising out of the deployment to a foreign country of the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent who is in the Regular Armed Forces or National Guard or Reserves;
Eligible employees may take up to 26 workweeks in a single 12-month period to care for certain current servicemembers or veterans with a qualifying serious injury or illness incurred or aggravated in the line of duty on active duty. The employee must be the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of the servicemember or veteran. 
 
If you believe you are eligible or have questions regarding your eligibility, contact the Office of Human Resources at your earliest convenience.     EMAIL:   brueckkimberly@greenlocalschools.org      Phone:  330-896-7511  
 
 
Applicable Green Local School District Board of Education Policies
FMLA for Certified Employees [3430.01]
FMLA for Classified Employes [4430.01]
FMLA for Administrative Employees  [1631.01]
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